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5 Top Reasons to drink water

Your liver is 95% water and responsible for metabolizing fat into energy. Without water it wont work properly The brain is 75% water. When dehydrated it literally shrinks and has to work harder to operate at normal levels Dehydration of as little as 1% of body weight can effect the short term memory, problem solving […]

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Creating new habits or replacing old habits with healthier alternatives is important to living a more resilient lifestyle. Here are some initial tips for creating a new habit. Once you’ve determined your goal, create a list of small things you can easily do in 30 seconds or less that will support your goal.  Example: 5 […]

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Spring is here!

Over the winter months we spend time rugged up on the couch where possible, eating those yummy warm comfort foods and perhaps moving a little less. That’s all fine while we have to wear layers of clothing as they hide a multitude of sins but now the weather is on the improve, the days are […]

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Eating grain foods, mostly wholegrains, can help protect against heart disease and other chronic diseases, like type 2 diabetes and some cancers. Grains include wheat, corn (maize), rice, barley, oats, rye, millet, and quinoa. These grains can be eaten whole, processed into products like couscous (wheat) and polenta (maize), or ground to be used to […]

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What is your Rotator Cuff?

Your shoulder joint is a relatively unstable ball and socket joint that is moved and controlled by a small group of four muscles known as the rotator cuff. The subscapularis, supraspinatus, infraspinatus and teres minor are your small rotator cuff muscles that stabilise and control your shoulder movement on your shoulder blade (scapula). As the name suggests, the rotator cuff muscles are […]

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Did you know? Foam Rollers

The benefits of using a foam roller – the concept behind foam rolling is essentially a form of myofascial release. Fascia is a densely woven, specialized system of connective tissue that covers and unites all of the body compartments. The purpose of fascia is to surround and support bodily structures, which provides stability as well […]

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Muscle of the month—Quadriceps

The quadriceps femoris is a group of muscles located in the front of the thigh. The Latin translation of “quadriceps” is “four headed,” as the group contains four separate muscles: the vastus lateralis, vastus medialis, vastus intermedius, and the rectus femoris. Each of the vastus muscles originates on the femur bone and attaches to the […]

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Exercise and Stress Relief

Exercise and stress relief—Exercise increases your overall health and your sense of well-being, which puts more pep in your step every day. But exercise also has some direct stress-busting benefits. It pumps up your endorphins. Physical activity helps bump up the production of your brain’s feel-good neur transmitters, called endorphins. Although this function is often […]

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